I am extremely distressed by my sweating symptoms which came on 2 years ago suddenly and excessively.
I am 23 years old, generally healthy.
The symptoms: feel intense heat in my chest, have a hot flush, extreme sweating then feel freezing cold. Extremely tired during and after the sweating.
25th March 2006 I felt a bit clammy at work. The feeling was more like a hot flush that made me feel extremely tired and want to lay down, hot and then saturated from sweat on my torso (stomach, back and groin area) to the point I needed to change my clothes and then felt freezing. This got worse to the point I'd need to change clothes every 2 hours or so and was drenched 24 hours a day. I would need to change my bedsheets a few times a night.
I visited over 50 doctors and specialists and have over 100 blood tests for all the usual hormones, cancers, thyroid, illnesses relating to travelling to Asia, STDs, you name it I've had it. All test came back 100% normal except for a gamma globulen level of 1200 which could not be attributed to anything. The lack of answers and constant suggestion of it being a horrible illness that would rear its head when it was ready caused immense depression and crying, panic attacks and a general feeling of unwellness.
Natural therapies have helped a lot and the sweating is almost under control however now my Mum is suffering from the same symptoms. She has been through menopause over 8 years ago and we are not blood related.
We live in the blue mountains in Sydney Australia, I worked in an old building that had birds living in the roof & possibly asbestos, TV station so surrounded by towers and sattelite dishes. These things have all been considered in my diagnosis.
Can anyone help? This has been extremely distressing for me and my family and so far we've had no answers...